Education and Raleigh Real Estate
HTR knows how important education is.
This area offers many educational opportunities, including an excellent public school system, top notch private and independent schools, colleges and universities and a community college system. North Carolina leads the nation in the number of national board certified teachers and is home to the nation's first public university.
After primary and secondary education, there are many options for advancement and training. This area is located only minutes to three major universities, UNC-Chapel Hill, NCSU, and Duke University. There are 36 private colleges in addition to the 16 campus UNC system. North Carolina also has the largest community college system in the country, with 58 schools.
Memo to: Greater Raleigh Chamber Membership
From: James A. Beck, Chair
RE: Wake County Student Assignment
After eight months of work, conducting a simulation in which 21,000 residents participated, collecting more than 4,000 public comments, and holding numerous public engagement sessions throughout the county, a new choice-based student assignment plan was adopted yesterday by the Wake County Board of Education in a bipartisan 6-2 vote. The final comprehensive plan took into account broad public and Board of Education input. We are pleased that the plan uses stability, choice, proximity, and student achievement as primary criteria for assigning students.
We want to commend the Wake County Board of Education for adopting the plan and moving our county forward. We pledge to help Superintendent Tata and his staff in their outreach and implementation efforts. The next phase of the process starts now—community engagement. Assignment decisions will now be done through parental choice, requiring parents to be knowledgeable about their child’s options. We encourage you to take a few moments to read about the plan if you have not already done so by visiting http://www.wcpss.net/news/2011_oct18_plan_approved/. Choice lists will become available the week of Oct. 24. Expect further communications from us in the months ahead on how you can help.
Your Chamber offered business community input and contributed time, energy, and talent as the plan was developed. We would like to thank you, our membership, for your support and guidance during the lengthy debate regarding this issue vital to the future of our children and the economic well-being of our community.
Coverage of the plan can also be accessed by these links:
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